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Grattan Institute State of Affairs | Coal: here today, where tomorrow?

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Tue 10 Mar
6-7:15pm

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Join us for Grattan Institute’s 2020 State of Affairs lecture series for independent, rigorous and practical solutions to Australia’s most pressing problems.  

In the first State of Affairs event for 2020 at the State Library of Queensland, listen to Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane, the University of Queensland’s Chair in Sustainable Energy Futures Peta Ashworth, and Grattan Institute Energy Program Director Tony Wood discuss how this important industry will fare in a carbon-constrained world.  Coal earned Australia almost $70 billion in export revenue in 2018-19, yet the industry’s future is uncertain. Unless carbon capture and storage can be deployed rapidly and cost-effectively at scale, tackling climate change will mean that the world will demand less of our coal. What does this mean for Queensland and Australia?  

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  • Tony Wood, Grattan Institute Energy Program Director
  • Ian Macfarlane, Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive
  • Peta Ashworth, University of Queensland’s Chair in Sustainable Energy Futures

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The talk will be livestreamed and we encourage you to join the conversation online @slqld and @GrattanInst

This event is presented in partnership with the Grattan Institute, dedicated to developing high quality public policy for Australia’s future.

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Tue 10 Mar
6-7:15pm